Your First Page
first thing you must do is to open up Notepad,
which is a basic text editing program.
can find it by clicking on the Start Menu, then Programs,
should have a program that looks like this:
will be doing all of your programming in this program.
Please note that Notepad does not wrap text. Therefore,
you will often need to use your "enter" or
"return" key on your keyboard.
pages are made with the help of your HTML code and a
browser. The most common browsers are Netscape Navigator
and Internet Explorer. This is what happens: You create
the HTML code. HTML is simple computer language that
tells a browser what to do. The browser is used to translate
that code into something that you can see on the web
code is basically a group of tags that look like this:
< > What comes inside
the tags tells the browser what to do. For example, if
you would like to have a word bold, you would place the
tag before the word. That would tell the browser to make
the word darker. Sometimes you have to have an ending
tag as well. Ending tags look like this:
> For example, if you want a word bold,
you would write <b> the
word </b>. This tells
the browser when to start and stop the bold. If you forget
to close the bold then everything that follows on your
page will be bolded.
are seven basic HTML tags that you must have in order
to create a web page. These tags form a "shell".
tag <html> tells
the browser that the language is HTML and not some
tag <head> is
one we will talk about more later on.
<title> tag tells the browser what
to put in the blue bar at the top of the browser
page, called the title bar.
must close both the <head>
tag and the <title>
<body> tag is very
important. Everything that appears on your page MUST
come between the <body>
and the </body>tags.
You may have only one body tag on your page.